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Idolising our sports ‘stars’ and the nasty, dangerous mindset it creates

Originally published in Junkee.com, 2nd July, 2014 The fallout from the Todd Carney photo ‘incident’ is continuing apace. After a drunken photo of the NRL star pissing into his own mouth, or ‘bubbling’, surfaced online last week, Carney was quickly sacked by his club, the Cronulla Sharks, and has now been effectively banned for life from the NRL. In sacking … Continue reading

How to write a dirty song

Originally published in Junkee.com on 6 June, 2014.  Jason Derulo’s latest hit (featuring 2 Chainz), ’Talk Dirty’, continues to make a splash. The song, released in January this year, peaked at number one on the Australian charts and recently Derulo performed a ‘racy’ version of it at the Billboard Music Awards — some have even questioned whether his performance was just … Continue reading

Why Eurovision might be the most important show on TV

Originally published in Junkee.com, 8 May, 2014 In amongst all the glitz, glam, costume and key changes, Eurovision — the final of which is happening this weekend — is one again embroiled in controversy. Petitions from Belarus, Armenia and Russia have called on the Austrian participant Conchita Wurst — a drag queen with a beard — … Continue reading